Louis-Martin Rousseau Professor, Polytechnique Montréal
After completing his PhD in computer science and operations research at Université de Montréal, Louis-Martin Rousseau joined the Mathematics and Industrial Engineering Department at École Polytechnique de Montréal in 2003. Louis-Martin was one of the first researchers to investigate the hybridization of classical operations research methods and constraint programming, which comes from artificial intelligence. His current research focuses on transportation logistics, scheduling and resource optimization in healthcare.
minicp competition! The participants will be challenged on a given problem both in term of modeling and implementation of a solution in their own standalone tool.
Pierre Schaus Assistant Professor, UCLouvain
Pierre Schaus obtained my Ph.D. from the UCLouvain University in 2009. He spent 5 months at Brown University working with Pascal Van Hentenryck. Then I joined the Dynadec startup to work on Comet during two years before working two more years at N-SIDE. He is now at Assistant Professor @UCLouvain since September 2012. His research team develops the www.oscarlib.org CP solver.
The goal of this tutorial is to give an overview of a key contribution of constraint programming to the domain of scheduling: efficient algorithms for reasoning about complex resources. I will first survey well known algorithms for propagating disjunctive and cumulative renewable resource constraints. In particular, the timetabling, edge-finding and energetic reasoning algorithms will be analyzed in depth. Then, less standard types of resources will be introduced, such as cache and capacity resources together with some algorithms to reason about them.
Emmanuel Hébrard Researcher, LAAS-CNRS
Emmanuel Hébrard is a research fellow at the CNRS in Toulouse. His research in constraint programming has had many applications in scheduling, with in particular a contribution to scheduling the activities of the lander Philae on the comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
Pierre Flener Professor, Uppsala University
Pierre Flener is a Professor of Computing Science at Uppsala University (Sweden), where he is the leader and founder of the ASTRA Research Group on Combinatorial Optimisation, which specialises on global constraints, constraint-based modelling, and constraint-based local search. He was elected to the Executive Committee of the Association for Constraint Programming (ACP) and was its conference coordinator from 2013 to 2016. He has himself co-chaired CP 2013 and the ACP Summer School 2011.
David Coudert Director of research, INRIA
David Coudert is Research Director at Inria Sophia Antipolis – Méditerranée and the scientific leader of COATI, a join project-team between Inria and the I3S (CNRS, UNS) laboratory. He obtained his Ph.D. and HDR in computer science from University Nice Sophia Antipolis in 2001 and 2010 respectively. His research interests include algorithmic graph theory, combinatorial optimization and operations research with communication networks as main application area (routing, fault tolerance, reliable design, etc.). He is particularly interested in decomposition and pre-processing methods that can be used to better understand the structure of graphs and he uses this information in the design of algorithms. He collaborates with industrial partners such as Alcatel-Bell labs, Orange labs, 3Roam, Amadeus, Benomad, Instant-System. He contributes the development of graph optimization libraries such as Grph and SageMath. In 2016, he won together with Nathann Cohen the Flinders Hamiltonian Cycle Problem Challenge, an international competition on the famous Hamiltonian Cycle problem.
Fabien Hermenier Software Engineer, Nutanix
Fabien Hermenier received the Ph.D degree in 2009 from the University of Nantes. Since 2006, he is working on resource management algorithms for IaaS infrastructures. His results are consolidated in BtrPlace, an open source solution for virtual machine placement based on Constraint Programming.Fabien Hermenier was an associate professor at University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis from 2011 to 2017. In 2017, he joined Nutanix to support the industrialisation of BtrPlace and address new challenges related to resource management in entreprise clouds.